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Gruden: Patriots practice reveals areas of weakness for receivers, Griffin and defense
Wide receivers need to do a better job of beating press coverage. The Patriots’ physical cornerbacks did a good job of disrupting pass routes and thus hindering Washington’s passing attack. Receivers had argued today that the defensive backs would’ve drawn flags for illegal contact had officials worked today’s practice. But Gruden said the receivers need to get better.

Redskins players and fans get an up-close look at Patriots during first joint practice - The Washington Post
"He said this is only my third year, and I have a lot of football left in me," Griffin said, recounting his chat with the future Hall of Famer. "That’s big coming from a guy like him."

Hatcher ‘very, very close’ to returning to action
"He’s very, very close. I can tell you that," Gruden said when asked about Hatcher’s recovery.

Belichick feels connection to Redskins’ organization
"When Coach Marchibroda came over from the Redskins, he brought the whole Redskins program with him," Belichick said on Monday before practicing against the Redskins. "I remember just everything we did, one of my jobs was to white out Washington Redskins and type in Baltimore Colts on it and then Xerox it off. It was literally the same – the same offense and Maxie Baughan was the same defensive coordinator and it was the same defense. I remember there was a couple pages somehow that snuck into the playbook that Redskins didn’t get whited out and I heard about it on that."

Washington Redskins Camp Report: Day 12 - ESPN
RICHMOND, Va. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Washington Redskins training camp:

Redskins wake-up call - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
The Washington Redskins and Patriots will practice only one time Tuesday, at 1:35 p.m. ET. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s with a small chance of rain. Here are three areas that I'll be monitoring:

Need to Know: Redskins camp notes and quotes: Robinson misses out on Gronk | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 5, two days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage —The Redskins released their depth chart and Santana Moss was the top punt returner with DeSean Jackson second.

Redskins get a glimpse at how an elite NFL team practices - The Washington Post

Column | Patriots quarterback Tom Brady picked apart the Redskins' defense in the teams' first of three joint practices in Richmond.
Redskins training camp: Observations from Day 12

Kirk Cousins taking reps at holder

DeAngelo Hall on Joint Practice with Patriots

DeAngelo Hall, Washington Redskins cornerback, talks to the media about today's joint practice with the Patriots.

Things to watch in Redskins Preseason Opener | Fanspeak.com

Kirk Cousins taking reps at holder

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins has been practicing holding field goals at training camp, but he doesn’t have a specific reason for taking reps as a holder other than "just in case." "You just always stay ready and keep learning as a backup," Cousins said. "If you ever got called, hopefully you have enough work in to be successful."

Washington Redskins position battle: Wide receiver - ESPN

RICHMOND, Va. -- Taking a look at how the receiver position is shaping up after nearly two weeks of training camp. I don't know how many wideouts Wash

Redskins, Patriots enjoy butting heads as joint workouts begin - Washington Times

After nine days of intrasquad scrimmages, the Redskins finally had the opportunity to practice against — and hit — someone who wasn't a teammate. The Patriots, who have perfected the art of the two-team practice over the past several years, arrived late Sunday for three days of work leading up to the teams' preseason opener on Thursday.

Chess match with Brady a learning experience for Robinson | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Military Background Molds Andre Roberts' Mindset

Signed by the Redskins in the offseason, Andre Roberts provides a versatile assest on both offense and special teams. That mindset was molded by a military background.